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Governor: N.C. has more board-certified teachers than any other state
Twelve percent of North Carolina's 11,325 teachers have reached National Board Certification, making it the tops in the nation in that respect, according to the governor's office. American City Business Journals/Charlotte, N.C.

Va. district may refuse NCLB test for ELL kids MSNBC
Fairfax County school officials are protesting a federal mandate that would require them to give most English-language learners reading tests that are as rigorous as those taken by students already proficient in English.

Students barred from bus for speaking English CNN
A school bus driver let Rachel Armstrong's three children board the bus Monday morning, but he warned them that he wouldn't give them a ride home that afternoon, nor could they ever ride his route again. The problem: Armstrong's 10-year-old twin girls and 8-year-old son speak English.

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